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Tyco is back on track. After last year's accounting fiasco TYC has really done well. They rolled out TCM and they also have a whopping 22% in FBCE. FBCE is Fibercore and they have applied to the NASDAQ. I believe that this company will not only get approved but will be a major player in the developing markets. Tyco doesn't take a 19% stake and increase it to 22% unless they believe in the company. Fibercore is in the best possible space and has one of the best partners. The stock was under a dollar a year ago and was as high as $11 earlier in the year. At $7, how much of a gamble can it really be? Tyco knows something and since Janus has Tyco and Tycom in their mutual funds, I would not be supprised that they take a stake too once it gets going on the Nasdaq. Good luck to all!

FiberCore Announces $39 million in Multi-Year Contracts
CHARLTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2000--FiberCore, Inc. (OTC BB:FBCE - news) FiberCore, a leading manufacturer of optical fiber and preform for the telecommunication and data communications markets, with production facilities in Jena, Germany and Campinas, Brazil today announced that it received new, single mode optical fiber orders from existing South American customers, valued at approximately $39 million. These orders will be filled throughout 2000, 2001 and 2002 from Xtal; FiberCore's recently acquired facility in Brazil.
``During the past several weeks, we have received orders totaling over $87 million which exhausts Xtal's current capacity,' said Dr. Aslami, President and CEO of FiberCore, Inc. ``However, to meet continuing global customer demand, we are committed to a major capacity expansion program, the initial phase of which has already begun.'
In addition to its standard multi mode and single mode fiber, the company recently announced the introduction of its new Optical Fiber System, GigaGrade ``Pick and Place'. GigaGrade ``Pick and Place' is a flexible system that optimizes the applicability of multimode fiber for various purposes by providing long link lengths at Gigabit speeds in laser-based systems and guaranteeing high bandwidths when used with LED's.
The company also offers a line of ValuGrade® and EconoGrade® optical fibers. These fibers are available in single-mode and multi-mode designs, and are ideally suited for Feeder Loop, Fiber-to-the Curb, (FttC), Fiber-to-the Home (FttH) and Fiber-to-the Desk (FttD) applications.``

Tyco Increases Equity Interest in FiberCore
CHARLTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2000--FiberCore, Inc. (OTC BB:FBCE - news)
FiberCore, a leading manufacturer of optical fiber and preform for the telecommunication and data communications markets, with production facilities in Jena, Germany and Campinas, Brazil today announced that Tyco International Ltd., through a wholly-owned subsidiary, invested $9 million in exchange for 1,352,375 shares of its common stock. FiberCore will use the proceeds to repay obligations in connection with its recent purchase of Xtal from Algar S.A.
``With this investment, Tyco owns over 11.6 million shares or about 22% of our outstanding shares,' said Dr. Aslami, President and CEO of FiberCore, Inc. ``Needless to say, we are very pleased with Tyco's continuing interest in our company, as we look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship.'

For more information about the company, its products, or shareholder information please visit our Website at: www.FiberCoreUSA.com or contact us at: Phone - (508) 248-3900 or by FAX - (508) 248-5588 or E-Mail FiberCore@aol.com.
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